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Wear a Plunger on Your Head Day – December 18, 2024

Wear a Plunger on Your Head Day is celebrated every year on December 18, yet no one really knows why. There is no good reason why you should wear a plunger on your head, but that is exactly how the day is celebrated! Go ahead, invite a bit of fun and silliness into your life!

History of Wear a Plunger on Your Head Day

Wear a Plunger on Your Head Day was started by the ex-bounty hunter Vern Halsey and his pet Komodo dragon, Felix. For the first few years, they celebrated the holiday almost entirely on their own. Over the years, the holiday gained some popularity due to social media, and today people and their pets celebrate Wear a Plunger on Your Head Day with some enthusiasm.

The plunger is a device that is most commonly used in the toilet. It has had the same basic design for years, and no one is entirely sure how or when plungers were invented. But plungers serve the single purpose of cleaning human waste. Some believe that Jeffrey Gunderson invented plungers in 1932, but it’s possible that the device was invented earlier, sometime between 1850 and 1900. The earliest plungers were made of wood and synthetic rubber, and the suction cup was invented in the 1850s. The S-trap pipes in the toilet allow plungers to do their work efficiently.

Plungers serve multiple purposes – they can be classified as toilet and sink plungers. But it’s not uncommon for people to use sink plungers for their toilets as well. Sink plungers have a flat suction cup and are red, while toilet plungers have a protruding funnel from the center of the suction cup and are black. Other than freeing up clogged toilets, plungers have also been used by trumpeters and trombonists, and sometimes to even perform C.P.R.

Wear a Plunger on Your Head Day timeline

315 A.D.
Public Toilets

Public toilets are first constructed in Rome, some of which still exist today.

Royal Flush

The godson of Queen Elizabeth I describes the first modern flush toilet in writing.

No More Injuries

Northern Tissue invents splinter-free toilet paper.

A Softer Experience

Two-ply toilet paper comes on the scene.

All Sorts Available

Toilet plungers made from steel and aluminum and very sleek shapes are for sale.

Wear a Plunger on Your Head Day FAQs

Where do you put a toilet plunger in a bathroom?

You can place it on your bathroom floor or in a cabinet if you have the space. As for the plunger, the rubber head and grippy handle make it easy to battle blockage.

What does a toilet plunger canister do?

You’ll get a toilet plunger and a bowl brush, both of which can be stored in the included canister. Instead of suctioning air, the graduated head pushes water down the basin to break up the blockage. This no-nonsense plunger has a sturdy wooden handle and a reliable rubber suction cup and fits in most toilets.

What do I do if my plunger won’t unclog my toilet?

Wait for 10-15 minutes while the dish soap and hot water soften the clog. Once you do so, the toilet will unclog and flush freely. Alternatively, you could use hot water and shampoo from the sink if you wish to clear your toilet without leaving your bathroom.

Wear a Plunger on Your Head Day Activities

  1. Wear a plunger on your head

    Celebrate Wear a Plunger on Your Head Day by wearing a plunger on your head. It’s easier to wear a plunger on your head if you are bald.

  2. Spend time with your pet

    If you are reluctant to wear a plunger on your head, celebrate the Wear a Plunger on Your Head Day by spending time with your pet. Dress them up and be silly.

  3. Spread the word online

    Spread the word about the celebrations online. Ask your friends to celebrate with their pets and get them to stick a plunger on their heads too!

5 Facts About Komodo Dragons That Will Blow Your Mind

  1. Komodo dragons are not dragons

    Komodo dragons are in fact, lizards, and they are by far the largest lizards on Earth.

  2. Poisonous mouths

    Their mouths have poisonous bacteria, so their bites are harmful.

  3. They are only found in Indonesia

    Komodo dragons are only present on five Indonesian islands, and nowhere else in the world.

  4. Excellent sense of smell

    They can detect the smell of prey from two miles away.

  5. Komodo dragons are carnivores

    They will eat any meat, from large deer to humans.

Why We Love Wear a Plunger on Your Head Day

  1. It’s funny

    Wear a Plunger on Your Head Day is a funny holiday. It’s a light-hearted celebration that encourages us to let loose.

  2. A way to spend time with your pet

    The celebrations were started by Vern Halsey and his pet komodo dragon. The day is also the perfect way to spend time with your pet and do something fun with them.

  3. See the funny side of yourself

    It’s important to be silly and not take ourselves seriously every once in a while. Wear a Plunger on Your Head Day reminds us to have fun.

Wear a Plunger on Your Head Day dates

2024December 18Wednesday
2025December 18Thursday
2026December 18Friday
2027December 18Saturday
2028December 18Monday

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